Every four to six weeks, I host a special event called Soul Messages. In this event I open the Akashic Records of participants and answer their questions. I also always offer a topic of thought for the day and suggest a question to go with the topic.
In this Soul Messages I talked about Divine Timing and how to embrace this motion in life instead of feeling like timing is against you!
Soul Messages, December 2017
Topic: Divine Timing
Good morning. This is Cheryl. Welcome to Soul Messages. It’s December 16th, 10 o’clock Pacific Time, my time where I am in Oregon. I want to welcome everybody to Soul Messages today. I’m excited to have you all here. This is going to be the last one of the year. That’s always kind of fun and it’s part of the reason why I picked the topic that I picked. And so, I’m looking forward to diving into this.
Because I have some new people here, what I’d like to do is just say a couple sort of administrative things. The way this is going to go, I’m going to talk a little bit about the topic of today, which is time versus timing, and then I’m going to offer up a question that’s related to that, and then I’m going to take questions from people. And so, if you’d like to have a question answered through the Akashic Records, that’ll be your opportunity to ask. You’ll either have a choice of asking your own question, or asking the question of the day. Either way, and you don’t have to ask a question, but if you’d like to, please. When it gets that time, I’ll say you can raise your hands.
So I have this software thing that I can see who’s on the call. Then there’s a way that I can see that people have raised their hand, and what I’d like to do is test that out. So if you press one on your handset or wherever you had one on the dial tone, like if on the web phone or something like that. If you can press one so I can see it, so I make sure everybody can do this, since that’s the way … Alright. Kim, try one more time. There we go.
Catherine, I see you’re just joining us. If you could press one on your handset, so we can … I just want to make sure everybody’s able to do that. Okay, perfect. Awesome. Okay, alright. So we’re good to go there. If you have a question, that’s all you have to do is press one on your handset. I will talk a little bit, then I’ll ask if anybody wants to ask questions about what I’ve just said, and then we’ll get into the group reading part of it, and I’ll ask about that again. Alright. There we go. Okay.
So, time versus timing. I think that in a lot of ways, we have an interest for things to always be on time. Right? I mean, we kind of have that as a cultural aspect where we make a time. We agree on it, and then we … Some of us are really attentive to showing up, right? Exactly when promised. Others, maybe not so much. There’s even cultural differences around all of these kinds of aspects of time. Some people are just naturally a little more flexible with time. Some are a little more rigid.
I probably fall in the more rigid side of things, but one of the things I think, however you fall in that, is that there is that aspect of time that it’s limited to understanding time from the perspective of past, present, and future. Right? Which is essentially what linear time is, what linear. It follows that line from past to present to future. And so, when we think about time, we’re thinking often of time within that perspective, and we are thinking about it within that perspective, and we’ve allowed ourselves in a lot of ways to be limited to that linear perspective of time. Past, present, and future.
And I think it’s partly because of my experience with the Records, but what I’ve come to is an awareness that there’s more to time than that. And that awareness says that if some things can be looked at as a difference, that beyond the linear perspective, beyond what I call the static you, then there’s a way to look at time beyond that linear perspective. That’s why I use the world timing, is because what I’m trying to get to there, is that idea that there’s something about time that’s beyond the three dimensional linear perspective that we all tend to live in.
That timing is about how we are beginning to look beyond the linear, beyond the duality of things, and look into the infinite and the eternal aspects of the world in which we live in. So much of what is happening for us on the planet involves this shift, and this shift of our ability to both be aware of linear time. At the same time, we are aware in the moment of time beyond what it is limited to in a linear perspective. And I think that that tends to be something that’s difficult to do because we are very much absorbed.
Our whole way we live our lives is very much absorbed in the linear perspective of time, right? Our clocks, our computers, everything. Our phones, our smart phones. All of that is connected to some sense of linear time, and to put that down and to begin to really consider what’s beyond that requires us to begin to let go of some ideas or some beliefs about how things ought to work, should work, maybe even are meant to work. And begin to see that there’s something beyond all of that.
So, how do you do that? I mean … and then that’s, I think, partly why people talk about timing as a divine timing. Right? Because there’s that sense in there that when you go from time to timing, that you’ve moved into an arena that’s not driven by your linear thoughts and desires. And that there’s something sort of beyond you, transcendent to you that maybe has ahold of time, and isn’t always showing up exactly how you’d like it to. Right?
And so, that sense of divine timing is a way of explaining both a sense of congruence and a sense of, I would say, like being out of time with divine timing. Right? That there’s a lack of balance, or there’s a lack of alignment existing same way in you, around you, whatever. Maybe not, and most likely aren’t sure. You’re just, it’s an awareness that something is not … Well, I’ll say it again, in alignment with your sense of what you would like time to be.
So one of the ways that I think that we can learn to work with a sense of timing in our lives, is to first of all, let go of some judgment that we have about ourselves that we always have to be in perfect alignment. That we always have to be completely aware. That we’re always on time. That we are always experiencing alignment without any sort of reservation or holdback.
Right? And in a lot of ways, if you look at that, the bottom line of all of that is essentially a sense of perfectionism. Right? That somehow we have to show up perfectly. We have to be on time perfectly, and there is a relentlessness in us that drives us to that degree. But then that can be also the hard part of divine timing because it’s asking for the focus to be on the inner awareness rather than an outside standard. Right?
When I say 3 o’clock pm Pacific Time, that’s a qualitative standard that is clear when it works and when it doesn’t work. But there’s also then always within us, especially as we begin to really look at ourselves at deeper and deeper levels, that often what is really being called forward is a sense of balance within, across our awareness of the environment in which we are. Which I suppose can end up being, in a lot of ways, very subjective. And in some ways, hard to … It’s hard to quantify because it’s about an awareness within you that shifts and changes. And that makes it difficult to be able to pin it down and say, “Okay. I get it. I know what this is.” Because the sense of timing in any moment is always going to be in the moment. That’s the whole focal point, right?
So because as you move out of a linear time where you’re thinking of everything as past, present, and future, whether you realize it or not, you’re moving into a sense of what time is within the infinite and the eternal. And the awareness of time in that perspective is always in this moment. Because within the infinite and the eternal, it’s about where your awareness is. And so, that timing comes from that awareness in this moment. And then, that’s why I would say that that basically, then, in asking yourself, is now the time? It’s about an inner awareness that you have the balance and truth with this moment. Right?
So you are looking inside of yourself, into the deepest places of who you are and how you understand yourself to be, and how you understand yourself to show up. And asking, in that place, about the timing of whatever it is that you’re looking at. Does it feel in balance? Do you feel truth within that balance? And that means that you’ve gone from an objective standard to an eternal awareness that has no measure other than you.
It’s also that when you shift into that inner awareness within yourself, it is a … It may be subtle, but it’s a definite shift from what I call outside in, to inside out. In other words, instead of your life being lived by what comes from outside of you and that you take into yourself, you’re living your life by looking inside and following the direction. Following your sense of balance and truth from the inside, and then moving out into the world. And that takes a tremendous sense of trust. Trust in yourself. Trust in your ability to be aware of yourself. Trust that you can make choices for yourself from that awareness, even though it’s way easier for someone outside of you to tell you.
And then, part of it too, then, is this is that as you’re able to open up to the expression of timing within you, you find that there’s a way in which it’s a … How can I say it? It’s a continuum, right? It’s something that timing and time lay on the same energy continuum as anything else between potential and form. Right? And in a certain sense, timing is an expression of potential. Time is an expression of form.
And there are going to be moments where you know that it’s about the time of something, right? Like for me to offer appointments to people, I’ve never really found a really good way to do all of that out of timing entirely. I mean, the part that timing has in that, is just that it’s within the person who’s making the appointment to know that now’s the time to make the appointment. Right? They’re following their sense of timing, that we’re going to make an objective agreement on when we’re going to get together. So it’s clear, and we’re allowing that sense of the objective time as a way of making agreement.
A lot of times it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t, right? Because at some point, you realize, wow. The timing is off on this. You have this inner awareness, right? It can’t be today. It can’t be tomorrow. It’s got to be some time after that, and so you shift and you ask to change the agreement. I mean, if someone’s rescheduling with me, essentially that’s what they’re asking for, right? Is let’s make a different agreement. And it’s hard, because sometimes even though we’ve made an agreement with ourselves or with others over a certain time of things, it doesn’t necessarily always work out that way. And then we’re having to balance this between ourselves, between our sense of timing and our sense of time.
But at the same time, we’ve always allowed … We’ve also then become aware that we’re allowing ourselves some flexibility that’s required around living within a sense of timing that isn’t quite there. That flexibility doesn’t need to be there, which is the idea of time. And little by little, we can also learn not to judge ourselves. We want to be responsible for whatever agreements we make, but we also do not want to use the shift in timing as a way to beat up on ourselves that somehow we’re less than, because some aspect of the timing of it doesn’t seem to have gone the way we expected.
I would say that, in a lot of ways it’s not about moving to a place in your life where you’re entirely always just within the timing of things. I think that the physical reality of our life is that that’s not either 100% possible, or 100% desirable. There’s just some things we’re going to want to show up with over the time of it, right? We say this time. We commit to this time. But it’s also that it leaves the broader strokes of our lives, the way we have the feeling of what we’re doing and how we’re doing it comes out of an awareness within ourselves, of the balance and truth we feel in the moment.
And sometimes it’s that sense of timing that helps us see that there’s a new perspective, or there’s an additional perspective that can be brought to understanding truth and balance at a deeper level. Right? So that if we feel like we’re not in alignment with the timing of things, the timing of ourselves, or the timing of our motion, it’s because there’s something there for us to learn. To understand in a deeper way about ourselves. That helps us let go of the criticism, the judgment, the blame that we might have because somehow we didn’t get it perfectly, whatever perfectly might be.
That’s what I have to say today about time and timing. Does anyone have any questions about that, about time or timing? If you do, press one on your handset and I’ll call on you. Okay. Alright, well we’re going to move into the group reading part of this. If you have a question that you’d like to ask the Akashic Records today, if you could press one on your handset and I will give a call out. Okay. Okay, awesome. Alright. Amanda, I’m going to put you on a public mic so everybody can hear you. Good morning.
Oh, you know. I know what I didn’t … Yeah, okay. What I didn’t do … Let me just say real quickly that I didn’t say what today’s question was. Today’s question is, what can I embrace to shift my life into the infinite and eternal aspects of divine timing? What can I do? What can I embrace to shift my life into the infinite and eternal aspects of divine timing? So, you can ask that question or you can ask any question.
Related Post: Here’s one of the questions I answered on this topic of divine timing.